Plink plinkety plink...
Ahem. That's my interpretation of the piano intro of 'Merry Christmas Baby'. And I'm not thinking Christmas songs because it's Christmas time--no, I'm thinking of that particular song because it opens my favourite Christmas album, 'Snowed In' by Hanson. It's the only Christmas album I can listen to during the season and NOT think 'bah humbug, I've heard this song a jillion times already!' Anyway, I was thinking about that album partly because it's missing when I need it now, and, well, I'm snowed in. See the wasteland that was once my driveway?
It started snowing Friday night, and lasted all Saturday. There is now literally over two feet of snow on the ground, and almost three feet on the deck. In Virginia. In December.
Last time we had this much snow was FOURTEEN YEARS AGO, and that was in the winter wasteland months of January/February, not December, before Christmas!
Must be global warming. What, I saw The Day After Tomorrow! So what if it's dumb like all other disaster movies? It's one of the only two movies with Jake Gyllenhaal in it that's not too serious for me. The other one is Proof, and that was a bit dry. Curses, when is he going to be in something I fully want to watch? But I digress. ....Aw heck, who am I kidding? I'm done talking about the snow anyways. People, tell me about the movie gems with him in it that I'm missing, that I might like.
The following is a list of his movies that I know of, and why I won't watch them:
Donnie Darko and Zodiac (too disturbing)
Brokeback Mountain (too depressing)
Brothers (too human-nature scary and possibly depressing)
....Ok, I can't think of any others. I won't say I WON'T watch Prince of Persia, but I saw the trailer and, well, wanted to laugh. Not sure why; I usually like at least the trailers for this sort of movie.
Lastly, a photo of (slightly messy) Christmas cheer, my front door.